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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Why is FlowInterpreter SingleThreaded?
Date Tue, 21 Oct 2003 08:05:55 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:

> Again I know nothing about Avalon, but there seems to be some 
> conceptual confusion between "Stateless" and "ThreadSafe". Stateless 
> objects are of course thread-safe but stateful objects may be also. A 
> container that automatically turns a "ThreadSafe" component into a 
> singleton seems broken to me. Rather I would have thought that a 
> container would provide synchronization to such components.

Your're right, and IIUC, Fortress now uses the "singleton" term for 
"ThreadSafe", which seems more appropriate.

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